NEBBIOLO + CROATINA + VESPOLINA
[neh-bee-OH-low] + [kroh-ah-TEE-nah] + [VEHS-PO-lina]
Here in Bramaterra they refer to Nebbiolo as being ‘etched by an extinct volcanic terroir of yellow porphyritic sand.’ This is not the fresh volcanic material that Southern Italy is renowned for, but the remaining material left behind by a volcano 300 million years ago. Bramaterra Nebbiolo has probably the strongest reputation in the Alto Piemonte for powerful wines that can age as well as Barolo. In fact, if you ask the locals here their resounding sentiment would be ‘far better and longer than Barolo.’ To which you respond by holding out a glass and demanding evidence.